Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3296
 
Sale 959, Lot 3296, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II CollectionFirst Issue Revenues on Quit Claim Deed. A remarkable array of 28 stamps (six different) totalling $26.50 tax plus a 2c Black (73) bisect (!) on $25,000 Quit Claim deed dated November 1, 1865, in Bennington Vt., folds and some minor faults, still Very Fine and spectacular

E. 300-400
550
3297
 
Sale 959, Lot 3297, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II CollectionMulticolored Revenue Frankings on Documents. Two, one is a paste-up of three foreign exchange notes, each with wonderful combination of First Issues (seven different in total) tied by Brown Brother's stencil circular datestamp (May 1869), second is 1872 mortgage with six stamps incl. five different First, Second and Third Issues, folds and minor faults, still Fine, a wonderful pair of multicolored frankings

E. 300-400
475
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3298
 
Sale 959, Lot 3298, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II CollectionFirst issues Bisects on Cartes-de-Visite. Four incl. two with 2c Bank Check, Orange (R6f), 2c Playing Cards, Blue (R11 var) and 2c Proprietary, Blue (R13f), ms. cancels, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
300
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3299
 
Sale 959, Lot 3299, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II CollectionRailroad Stock Certificates. Four from Staten Island Rail-Road Company incl. three signed by William H. Vanderbilt and one signed by Jacob H. Vanderbilt, and three from The Cape May and Millville Rail Road Company with marvelous vignette of beach at Cape May, all with 25c First Issue stamps, minor folds, Very Fine, scarce group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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3300
 
Sale 959, Lot 3300, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection1c Express, Imperforate, Part Perforated, Perforated (R1a, b, c). Vertical pairs of each on thee separate checks dated Oct.-Dec. 1864, minor faults, otherwise Fine, a great "set" of 1c Express pairs, Scott Retail $343.25

E. 200-300
225
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3301
 
1c Express, Part Perforated (R1b). Vertical pair, tied by ms. "Young" agent's name on Adams Express Company receipt dated Mar. 23, 1863, Very Fine and scarce EMU of 1c Express Part Perforated

180
150
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3302
 
Sale 959, Lot 3302, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection1c Telegraph, Perforated (R4c). Pencil cancel, used on Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills package wrapper, folds and stained spots, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
425
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3303
 
Sale 959, Lot 3303, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c Bank Check, Certificate, Major Double Transfers (R5c, R7c). Used on separate checks, ms. cancels, former printed in red with vignette of St. Patrick's Cathedral, minor toning, Fine

400
250
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3304
 
Sale 959, Lot 3304, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c Bank Check, Perforated (R6c). Tied by "Steamer Swallow Apr. 23, 1866" circular datestamp on Steamer Swallow freight receipt dated at Natchez Miss., folds, Very Fine, scarce post-war use

E. 150-200
700
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3305
 
Sale 959, Lot 3305, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c Bank Check, Half Used as 1c (R6f). Two pairs, each with bisect attached and used to pay 5c tax with 50c Surety Bond (R63c) on handwritten sale of property, folds affect one strip, tape stains, still Fine, very unusual and rare

E. 300-400
150
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3306
 
Sale 959, Lot 3306, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c Certificate, Blue, Imperforate (R7a). Large margins, printed "B.F.A. June 1863" cancel, used on The Benjamin Franklin Associates admission ticket to 59th semi-annual conference on July 4, 1863, Very Fine

E. 100-150
600
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3307
 
Sale 959, Lot 3307, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c Proprietary, Perforated (R13c). May 24, 1865 oval precancel, used on package wrapper for J. S. Harrison's Peristaltic Lozenges, printed in blue, folds, Very Fine

E. 150-200
600
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3308
 
Sale 959, Lot 3308, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c U.S.I.R., Perforated (R15c). Tied by blue oval datestamp on New York and New Haven Railroad Company check payable to Harlem R.R. signed by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. on back, Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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3309
 
Sale 959, Lot 3309, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c U.S.I.R., Perforated, Half Used as 1c (R15f). Left vertical half used with full stamp and R135 on Lock Haven National Bank check dated Mar. 19, 1875, stamps well-tied by handstamps, light soiling, Fine and rare bisect

E. 300-400
300
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3310
 
Sale 959, Lot 3310, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection2c U.S.I.R., Orange, Half Used as 1c (R15f). Left vertical half joined with pair, ms. cancel, used on marriage license dated Dec. 16, 1869, in Clay County Ill., folds and stains, still exhibitable and rare

E. 150-200
250
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3311
 
Sale 959, Lot 3311, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection3c Proprietary, Perforated (R18c). Used on back of stereo photo card depicting "The Fairy Wedding Party" with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren, label on back, Brady imprint, Very Fine, a scarce card depicting P. T. Barnum's most celebrated act

E. 200-300
200
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3312
 
3c Telegraph, Imperforate, Part Perforated (R19a, b). Two American Telegraph Co. printed forms and two blue handwritten telegrams, each "pair" of telegrams has an Imperf and Part-Perf stamp, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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3313
 
Sale 959, Lot 3313, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection5c Certificate, Perforated (R24c). Tied by Mar. 25, 1868 datestamp on People's Line Steamboat pass, Fine, very rare (see Mahler p. 4)

E. 300-400
1,900
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3314
 
Sale 959, Lot 3314, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection5c Inland Exchange, Perforated (R27c). Tied by ms. cancel on pawn broker's ticket for a dress and sack, dated Sep. 8, 1869, fold at center, Very Fine, five of these rare pawn tickets were found together (Mahler p. 5), the chances of a pawn ticket surviving are incredibly remote

E. 200-300
600
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3315
 
Sale 959, Lot 3315, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection5c Inland Exchange, Perforated (R27c). Tied by blue Jun. 22, 1866 oval datestamp on Red Line Transit Co. freight receipt with wonderful red and blue illustrated locomotive design, folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
600
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3316
 
Sale 959, Lot 3316, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection10c Bill of Lading, Half Used as 5c (R32e). Bottom left diagonal half tied by ms. on Southern Pacific Railroad Co. receipt dated at Marshall Tex. June 1, 1866, a bit age toned, folds, Fine

200
150
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3317
 
Sale 959, Lot 3317, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection10c Certificate, Perforated, Half Used as 5c (R33e). Right vertical half used with pair on Phenix Insurance Company certificate dated Sep. 14, 1870, creased thru bisect and stamp, otherwise Fine

200
275
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3318
 
Sale 959, Lot 3318, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection10c Certificate, Perforated, Half Used as 5c (R33e). Bottom half tied by ms. Sep. 20, 1866 cancel on marriage certificate from Grant County Ind., Fine and scarce

200
250
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3319
 
Sale 959, Lot 3319, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection10c Ultramarine, Contract, Perforated, Half Used as 5c (R34e var). Two, left and right halves of different stamps tied by ms. on separate marriage certificates from Grant County Ind., October and November 1870 dates, minor faults, still Fine, very rare and unlisted in Scott in the Ultramarine shade

E. 400-500
425
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3320
 
Sale 959, Lot 3320, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a). Vertical pair, full to large margins, neat Aug. 1, 1865 ms. cancel, used on large Elmira and Williamsport Railroad Company stock certificate, folds, Very Fine and choice pair and scarce use on document

250
375
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3321
 
Sale 959, Lot 3321, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection20c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Half Used as 10c (R42e). Bottom left diagonal half tied by smear from ms. cancel on insurance agreement dated Aug. 6, 1867, Fine, this is the Scott listing example according to an accompanying letter from Hugh M. Clark of Scott Stamp and Coin dated Jul. 29, 1937

200
325
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3322
 
25c Certificate, Perforated (R44c). Tied by ms. cancel on International Coal and Railway Company of Nova Scotia stock certificate dated Sep. 5, 1867, wonderful vignette at left depicting coal miners in the shaft, folds, Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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3323
 
Sale 959, Lot 3323, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Certificate, Perforated (R44c). Tied by Jul. 6, 1866 blue oval datestamp on Champion Silver Mining Company stock certificate with vignette of miners, printed in bright blue with silver rays across entire document, dated at New York Jul. 6, 1866, folds and minor edge faults, Fine

E. 200-300
325
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3324
 
Sale 959, Lot 3324, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Certificate, Perforated (R44c). Tied by blue Jan. 30, 1868 circular datestamp on Union Navigation Company stock certificate in red with ship vignette, folds affect stamp, minor edge flaws, Very Fine, spectacular

E. 150-200
500
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3325
 
Sale 959, Lot 3325, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Certificate, Perforated (R44c). Tied by blue Jul. 19, 1869 double-circle datestamp on Boston, Newport and New York Steamboat Company stock certificate signed by Oliver Ames, brother of Oakes Ames of the Credit Mobilier scandal, folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
800
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3326
 
Sale 959, Lot 3326, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Life Insurance, Perforated (R47c). Tied by Apr. 18, 1865 oval datestamp on Zodiac Steamship Company stock certificate with vignettes of the Zodiac signs, fold thru stamp, scattered toned spots, Very Fine, extremely rare

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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3327
 
Sale 959, Lot 3327, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Power of Attorney, Perforated (R48c). Ms. cancel, used on American Submarine Company stock certificate dated at New York, Jan. 3, 1870, folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3328
 
Sale 959, Lot 3328, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b). Imperforate at top and bottom, ms. cancel, used on Lake Mining Company stock certificate, folds and light stains, Fine

550
400
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3329
 
Sale 959, Lot 3329, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Conveyance, Perforated (R66c). Horizontal strip of three with perfect strike of blue "Star Line of New York packets, C. W. Hurley & Co. Agents" double-circle handstamp with large star, tear and small hole caused by crease thru strip, still presentable and very rare, probably the best strike of this rare cancel extant

E. 100-150
500
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3330
 
Sale 959, Lot 3330, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Inland Exchange, Perforated, Half Used as 50c (R69c var). Top and bottom halves of the same stamp used on separate court subpoenas, May 4, 1866 ms. cancels, folds, Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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3331
 
Sale 959, Lot 3331, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Lease, Perforated, Quarter Used as 25c (R70c var). Bottom right quadrisect cancelled in ms. on protest document dated at Greensborough Md., Nov. 21, 1864, folds, Very Fine, accompanied by copy of "Document of the Month" article by Michael Mahler

E. 400-500
750
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3332
 
Sale 959, Lot 3332, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Lease, Perforated, Half Used as 50c (R70e). Bottom half used with three full stamps on document in French dated Oct. 5, 1866, folds, Fine, very scarce

E. 400-500
400
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3333
 
Sale 959, Lot 3333, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Power of Attorney, Perforated (R75c). S.e. at right, cancelled by Mar. 2, 1865 double-circle datestamp on Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. passage ticket in green with ship vignette, dated at Portland Me., fold, Very Fine, extremely rare passage ticket for the Allan Line, identical item pictured in Mahler (color plate 6, see pp. 180-183), $1.00 stamp underpays rate for $60 ticket, only 8 or 9 known (this is not on Mahler list)

E. 500-750
1,800
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3334
 
Sale 959, Lot 3334, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate, Half Used as 50c (R76a var). Bottom half with large margins, ms. cancel on Indiana court subpoena dated Sep. 1, 1863, folds, Very Fine, rare and unlisted

E. 300-400
750
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3335
 
Sale 959, Lot 3335, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$2.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R81e). Left and right halves of the same stamp used on separate guardian's bonds dated Jan. 17, 1865, folds, minor faults, still a Fine and remarkable pair of matching bisects

1,200
750
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3336
 
Sale 959, Lot 3336, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$2.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R82e). Left vertical half cancelled with ms. Jan. 12, 1865 date on administrator's bond from Clay County Ill., folds, Very Fine

E. 400-500
400
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3337
 
Sale 959, Lot 3337, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$2.00 Probate of Will, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R83e). Bottom half cancelled in ms. on Letters of Administration document dated at Clay County Ill. Aug. 23, 1865, fold, Very Fine, rare, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

750
500
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3338
 
Sale 959, Lot 3338, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection$3.00 Charter Party, Perforated, Half Used as $1.50 (R85f). Upper left diagonal half tied by circular cut cancel on promissory note for $3,500 drawn on People's National Bank of Newville Pa., Dec. 15, 1871, folds, stamp has faults, still Fine and probably unique, this is the listing example of the $3.00 bisected for $1.50 rate on a $2,500-$5,000 note

E. 300-400
650
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3339
 
Sale 959, Lot 3339, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R112). Ms. cancel, used on Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Rail Road Company stock certificate (HAR-465-S-50) with portraits of William Penn and Benjamin Franklin along with various vignettes, dated at Philadelphia Dec. 22, 1871, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
400
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3340
 
Sale 959, Lot 3340, Revenues on Documents from the Henry Tolman II Collection25c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R112). Tied by blue oval datestamp on New Jersey Midland Railway Company stock certificate in black and light orange with marvelous locomotive vignette, light fold, Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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3341
 
2c Orange C Die (RN-C1). On bank check with purple "Hartford, New London & Sag Harbor Steamboat Co., T. Gross, Jr., Treas." oval handstamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
100
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3341A
 
Revenue Collection. Couple hundred stamps on old-time Scott pages, incl. over 80 different First Issue, few Second and Third Issue, later Documentary with 1900 "50" Ovpt. (crease), some Wines, Narcotics and a few inexpensive Telegraph stamps, mixed condition, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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3341B
 
Revenue Collection. Approximately 150 used stamps on pages, virtually all of value in First and Second Issues, better Nos. incl. R32a, R41a, R43a, R51a, R61a, R63a, R74a, R82a, R94a, R77c, R79c, R98c and R128, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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